In 2015, the National Committee on Aging questioned seniors about several topics. One of the most important involved what seniors felt were the keys to quality of life. Three things stood out.
Availability of Transportation Services
Approximately 3 of every 10 seniors wished their city or town had better transportation options. While many said their public transportation options were at least “very good,” some wished their community offered more.
If transportation is not regularly available to your mom or dad, you need to make sure they can get rides to senior centers, friends’ houses, shops, and other vital services. Talk to your local Agency on Aging to see what senior transportation options are available. Look into services like Uber. If those options do not work with your mom or dad’s schedule, look into transportation services with caregivers.
Connections With Family Members and Friends
Socialization is really important to seniors. It’s not just friends they want to spend time with each week. Many seniors say spending time with adult children, siblings, and grandchildren is important to their happiness.
Almost 4 out of 10 seniors who are isolated feel their health will worsen because of it. Isolation leads many of these seniors to feel depressed and pessimistic about their mental and physical health. Some seniors say technology helps them stay in touch with friends and family, but almost half of those in the survey said they struggle to use technology or cannot afford it.
Optimistic Outlook on Health Matters
In the report, 6 out of 10 seniors who felt they took care of themselves well had an optimistic outlook. These people focused on exercise, diet, and regular checkups to maintain their health and felt their health wouldn’t change in the next decade.
Some seniors did report they had at least one chronic condition. Of those people, a low energy level was one of the biggest hurdles in managing their condition properly. There’s a solution that can help your parent manage his or her health issue. Caregivers can take care of household chores like meals and laundry. Your parent will have more energy to focus on health matters.
Home care services include many beneficial options ranging from transportation to medication reminders. If you worry about your parent trying to do too much or staying isolated from friends and family, discuss the many benefits of caregivers. Call a home care agency today to find out more.
If you or an aging loved one is considering hiring homecare in Roseville, CA, or the surrounding areas please contact the caring staff at ApexCare®. Proudly Serving Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, Solano, San Joaquin & Stanislaus counties.
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Since then, I have had a strong interest in helping and supporting our senior community as they age and are unable to care for themselves.Coming from a family of physicians, I am excited to be involved in the medical community by providing the highest levels of non-clinical in-home care to our clients and their families.With my work experience, I firmly believe that ApexCare can touch many lives and have a great impact on our local senior community.
Prior to joining ApexCare, I worked in a wide variety of industries and have owned multiple businesses ranging from construction to mortgage banking.Outside of work, I am an active youth soccer and basketball coach, having coached recreational soccer for over 8 years and elementary school basketball for over 4 years.I graduated with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.My career has been focused on building great organizations that deliver the highest absolute levels of service to our clients.I look forward to continuing this passion with ApexCare.
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